Archive for Wednesday, October 17, 2001

News briefing

October 17, 2001

Tonganoxie schools plan book fairs

Scholastic Book Fairs are planned at Tonganoxie Elementary and Junior High schools this week.

The fairs, which begin today, are open to the community.

The annual book fairs, which help raise funds for the schools, feature books and educational materials from more than 150 publishers and target readers of all ages.

The elementary school fair is open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today; and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. The junior high school fair will be open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today; from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday; and from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday.

In addition to purchasing books for personal use, people who attend the book fairs may donate purchased books to any classroom's library.

Animal group offers help for owners

The Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society offers financial aid to county residents who want to spay or neuter their animals.

The society will pay $20 for each dog and $15 to each cat that is spayed or neutered before Oct. 31. The money will be paid directly to veterinarians.

To participate in the program, the pet owner and pet must live in Leavenworth County. The society will pay for up to four animals in each household.

To participate, call (913) 651-4780 or leave a message at (913) 651-5297 before making an appointment with a veterinarian.

Members of club to collect for needy

Members of the Tonganoxie Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter next week will trick-or-treat for canned food and paper goods to help needy residents.

FCCLA members will be at B&J Country Mart from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday and Oct. 25. Member also will go door-to-door those nights.

All items collected will be donated to Good Shepherd Thrift Shop.

City schedules two burn weekends

Area residents have four days during upcoming weekends to burn leaves.

This Saturday and Sunday, as well as Oct. 27 and 28 have been designated as burn weekends by the city council.

Residents can burn leaves from 7 a.m. to sundown during these designated days.

Residents who want to burn on other days must obtain a burning permit from the Tonganoxie Fire Department, 825 E. Fourth St.

For additional information, contact the fire department at (913) 845-9454.

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